Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

The rot within

The rot within

Katie Blackman, Contributor April 15, 2024

When life tries to tear you down, you must learn to stand, to stand taller than you ever have above your five-foot frame.   Stand as tall as the redwoods you admire to be as strong as them, you...

What do we do when our best friend passes away

What do we do when our best friend passes away

Ruben Solis, Graphic Artist March 6, 2024

There was nothing that prepared us for that day Driving to your house the day I got the news Sorry, I ran a few stop signs on my way Mother and father were nice enough to answer but speechless...

Sounds and the whispers in the wind of home

Sounds and the whispers in the wind of home

Samantha Ysaguirre, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

Running past the river, running past the daylight feeling it coming back through your veins in the night, where the voices surround me  the weight of the world on my shoulders, heavy and tight, as...

Celebrate National Poetry Month

Celebrate National Poetry Month

Samantha Ysaguirre, Staff Writer April 18, 2023

The special occasion to celebrate poetry is the month of April. It is the most prominent literary celebration in the world. Its creation encourages the reading, teaching, and artistry of poetry. To those...

Lilac in the new spring

Lilac in the new spring

Samantha Ysaguirre, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

What I have forgotten about love is seen in the lilac this spring. What always seemed black and white now gleams of purple, blue and hues of pink. Thoughts of insanity still swirl in my mind while...

Shattered Winter’s Night

Shattered Winter’s Night

Samantha Ysaguirre, Contributor November 22, 2022

You awake in the snow at first sight of the mirrored moon Only to see a reflection of what you have become I cannot imagine myself, but I know I have changed, and not for the better. Despite how...

Betrayal

Betrayal

Luna Infante, Contributor November 15, 2022

I tilted my head up, thanked the universe for you   Thanked it For your smile For your love For your selflessness For your friendship For your greatness   I tilted...

Illustration by Alex Hanks

you have to be able to do that for yourself

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2022

you can rest now you can rest now for the sake of your long lost sanity feel held by your own warmth  and be solaced by gentle conversations with your wounded conscience    let compassion...

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Rehearsal

Rand Whitfield, Contributing Writer April 19, 2022

Chilling, sterile, recycled air enveloping me like a thin blanket on a wintery night. Bright, cold, hospitalic hallway ... it It didn't seem this cold before. It wasn't this cold before. It...

Liars in Love (a poem)

Liars in Love (a poem)

Kennedy Bustos, Staff Writer April 5, 2022

You’ve made a hypocrite of me, you know.  You’ve made me a liar. All the things I never believed in,  are now the things I hold closest to my heart — and it’s you,  it’s you. You’re...

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And Lived Happily Ever After (Ballade)

Rand Whitfield, Staff Writer March 22, 2022

Once upon a time, An entropic void diverged To create a world, sublime, On which a great people emerged. Their numbers and empires surged, Their expansion growing ever faster. To every...

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The Fairy Tale That I Deserve

Rand Whitfield, Staff Writer February 1, 2022

Why can’t I cry anymore?   I used to be able to.  I used to weep as I passed through The double-door threshold of Middle school, charging into waters Much better charted than those...

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